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College Raises Tuition, Overhauls Room and Board

College Raises Tuition, Overhauls Room and Board

Louis Krauss, News Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Attending Oberlin College will cost $69,372 next academic year thanks to a 2.8-percent tuition increase announced by outgoing Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen via email Tuesday. The email lists significant changes to student dining and housing options that raise minimum...

We Should Question the Term ‘Low-Income Student’

Aliza Weidenbaum, Oberlin resident
February 5, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Certainly, it makes sense to provide immediate money for student necessities — from travel tickets for international study to cash for Oberlin Winter Term groceries. Since no student can control the womb nor circumstances from which they come, let’s think twice before using the term “low...

Domestic Partnership Policy Invasive, Exclusive

Cyrus Eosphoros, Columnist
September 4, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Two things happened in my life last May, within weeks of each other: I proposed, and my fiancée graduated. She decided to live in Oberlin. I decided to live with her. Technically, we could have gotten married already. We might have even been able to manage it the day I proposed if we had borrowed...

ASA Organizes Fundraiser for Yakubu Saaka Fund

Xiaoqian Zhu
May 1, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The African Student Association held its annual banquet on April 18, the fourth fundraising event this year for the Yakubu Saaka Scholarship Fund. The ASA is attempting to raise $50,000 for the fund by May. The fund was established in 2009 in honor of Dr. Yakubu Saaka — a longtime professor from Ghana...

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Katherine Kingma
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

On Saturday afternoon, College senior Zachery Crowell shouted out to a Wilder Bowl full of sunbathing students to encourage them to participate in a meeting to organize students against the College’s planned four percent increase next year in total cost of attendance. Within the first five minutes,...

Administration, Senate Try to Ease Textbook Costs

Administration, Senate Try to Ease Textbook Costs

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

President Krislov doubled the emergency textbook fund after student senators appealed to Krislov about the burden that high textbook prices inflict on low-income students. According to Krislov, the fund is meant to supplement students’ overall financial aid package. “There may be individuals who...

Frandsen Presents on Current College Finances

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Mike Frandsen, the vice president for Finance and Administration, gave students a broad overview of Oberlin’s revenue and expenses on Monday amid widespread student concern that the College isn’t doing enough to make Oberlin more affordable. According to Frandsen, gross tuition — th...

Student Senators Call for Financial Aid Transparency, Engagement

Jordan Ecker and Ty Wagner
November 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Student Senate

Oberlin College Student Senate is committed to investigating Oberlin’s finances by gathering as much information as possible, synthesizing this information so that students can engage with it, creating discussions about Oberlin’s financial direction particularly involving financial aid and making...

Senate Prioritizes Financial Accessibility

Senate Prioritizes Financial Accessibility

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

While less controversial than its last announcement regarding the financial aid policy changes, the administration’s most recent email has still left some students reeling. This past Friday, the student body received the message that last April’s proposed changes to the financial aid policy — whi...

Open Letter: Co-op Savings Essential

Bob Weiner, Class of 1969
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Dear President Marvin Krislov: You must be flooded with everything, but as a co-Clinton administration official with you, I do want you to know that I’m an old Oberlin co-oper (I was the system treasurer!), and I agree that the savings for co-op members need to stay to help them with college. They...

College Fiscal Plan Edges Out Low-Income Co-opers

Taylor Field, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

At this week’s Board Night in Oberlin’s co-ops, representatives of OSCA’s Board of Directors introduced a caucus based on the covert changes made to Oberlin College’s financial aid policy last semester, reopening discussion on the detrimental impact these changes will have on co-op accessibility. The...

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